I bought this book as a gift for my best friend. I'm not sure if she read it yet, but I read it got really great reviews elsewhere and Overstock offered the best price online. If you are looking for a bridal shower gift, this is a good idea.
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I am currently in marriage counseling with my spouse and the counselor suggested we buy a copy as part of our therapy. We are currently reading chapters of the book, do one of the many exercises, and then talk about it in counseling.It seems to be helping our relationship. It contains alot great ideas on how to 'handle' arguments. I like the fact that it is bringing us closer together as a couple and we are enjoying our time together alot more. I highly suggest couples work through this book together and they will see improvement within their relationship after just working through some of the first set of exercises.
my husband hasn't read his share yet, and I can't give an opinion on how well it "works":) However, I have personally learned a lot about my marriage by reading the book alone. It's answered a lot of questions that have been eating away at me for a few years!
Again, this is a very useful tool written with compassion, humor and intelligence. None of us has all the answers, in why some marriages succeed and some fail. But, we can all be open to learn how our own marriages can and will be better than we ever imagined. You will enjoy reading the book, and try to continue to use as a helpful tool, throughout your marriage.
So far the book is interesting & informative. My only complaint is that the author spends too much time bragging about his research & his ability to predict divorce '90% of the time.' His excessive bragging does not indicate a large amount of professional courtesy (as this implies other author's work is of less value) & it is boring to the reader. However, I do agree with a lot of the information & the book focuses on finding your own way of being happily married. So many books expect relationships to exist in a very specific way- this book allows for different marriages as long as they focus on love, respect & acceptance.
This is a must read -- especially for couples with difficult marriages -- but it wouldn't hurt even "happily married" couples to review this book occasionally. Some great exercises to open lines of communication and get a handle on the current state of your relationship. This book is based on valid research -- not just opinion. Enjoy!